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GSA's cloud computing program manager retiring

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FCW has learned that Katie Lewin, program manager for cloud computing at the General Services Administration, is retiring.

Multiple sources told FCW that Lewin accepted a position at Falls Church, Va.-based CSC, an IT services and solutions company. The company refused to comment.

Lewin is known for her role as the driving force behind the launch of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government's standardized approach to cloud computing. Her efforts helped federal agencies efficiently develop cloud computing capabilities, carrying out the federal cloud initiative in four key areas: the Apps.gov website, E-mail in the Cloud, Security as a Service and Data Center Consolidation. Much of this work came at a time when cloud computing was in its infancy in government.

Well-known in the federal IT community, Lewin worked to establish collaboration among government and industry stakeholders, addressing security issues, standards and operational issues.

"GSA will miss Katie Lewin's strong leadership and experience from a diverse career working on important government technology initiatives," said Dave McClure, associate administrator for GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. "She has had a wonderful government career in the technology area across four agencies. Her capstone accomplishment without question was the creation and launch of FedRAMP, which is becoming a model of cross-government collaboration in the technology community."

For her efforts, including providing administrative support to former GSA CIO Casey Coleman, Lewin received a Federal 100 award in 2010. This work occurred during her second stint at GSA; she had previously worked on GSA's delegation of procurement authority program. She also held jobs at the Office of Management and Budget, the Library of Congress and the Internal Revenue Service.

Outside of government, Lewin has held various IT-related consulting positions at Lockheed Martin and SRA International, where she worked with the U.S. Mint, IRS and Treasury Department.

Posted by Frank Konkel on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM


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